Tankoa S701 . The Italian challenge to North European shipyards
Launched in Genoa on August 1st 2018, the Tankoa S701 is a mega yacht designed for her exterior lines by Francesco Paszkowski with interior by Margherita Casprini that represents, to paraphrase the words of Marketing and Sales Manager Michel Karsenti, the Italian challenge to Northern European shipyard in the manufacture of boats of these dimensions and expectations.
At her world debut during the Monaco Yacht Show in September 2018, her owner and his family were delighted to admire the impressive Mega Yacht at the dock. Sold in September 2016, thanks to the synergy of the large subsidiary activities that go from industry to local craftsmen, the Tankoa yacht, apart from being an excellent business card for the Ligurian shipyard, is also a 100% Italian excellence that confirms the presence of the country at the top of the international yachting Olympus.
Not only beauty and majesty but also a jewel of technology and performance. This 72-meter boat, in fact, is fitted with Caterpillar 3516B engines that deliver a top speed of 17.5 knots with a range of over 3,000 nautical miles. Moreover, the combination of Rolls Royce rudder system and hydraulic Najad 200 kW bow thruster makes possible fast and easy maneuvers especially within tight spaces.
As in the past, this time, too, Tankoa has decided to pay particular attention to environmental protection to the point that we can define Solo as an “eco-friendly” Mega Yacht. In addition to the traditional CO2 monitoring system that guarantees full control of speed-consumption balance, fuel tanks are structurally at 1/5thof the maximum beam from the hull sides. As a result, fuel spillage risk is very limited in case of lateral collision.
Even the uninitiated will notice the clever use of environments and the designers’ will to dedicate as much space as possible to owner’s comfort. Starting from the upper deck that houses a real room dedicated to navigation, a comfortable captain’s cabin and a massage room. During the Monaco exhibition, we also had the opportunity to appreciate the presence of a piano and a fireplace on board.
A real 3D daydream, with the bed positioned in the middle of the cabin and surrounded by full-height windows with 180° views. The cabin gives instant access to a jacuzzi, a special relax area with chaises and a sun pad.
Another key element that increases the accessibility to the S701 is the presence of a helideck aft with a 4.5-ton certification.